[su_dropcap style=”flat”]H[/su_dropcap]AVE YOU EVER fancied taking a road trip? Dreams of the open road and the wind rushing through your hair are pretty common for those who love to travel. But just how easy is it to live the dream? And can you really enjoy a drive across a whole country?
Let’s face it. Travel sickness is a pretty big problem when you’re in the car. Even those with strong stomachs can succumb to nausea that long journeys can offer. If you are considering a road trip, consider the fact you might not feel physically great all the time. Take some remedies to help you through, and know where your rest stops are!
It’s also easy to feel very tired when you’re traveling in a car. Passengers can easily close their eyes and fall asleep. But the poor driver needs to stay vigilant and alert at all times. The best way to feel refreshed behind the wheel is to take plenty of stops. You should walk around in the fresh air to help you wake up. Small snacks and drinks also help. It’s easy to feel uncomfortable after several hours in a car. Use the rest stops to stretch your legs and other limbs.
Of course, no road trip would be quite right without hiring the right car. There are plenty of choices on Hotwire to inspire you. Air conditioning is usually a good idea even if you don’t expect it to be hot. Hiring your vehicle from a reputable firm ensures you are covered should the car break down. Perhaps you’re looking for something economical to reduce the cost of your holiday? Or maybe you want to arrive in comfort with a high-end vehicle?
Some road trips can take you right across the country. Think about the great American road trips. They last for days and can take you thousands of miles. There will, of course, be lots of overnight stops to consider. Even your vehicle will need some downtime! There are plenty of choices. Quaint bed and breakfast accommodation may be just the thing on a budget. It also gives you a chance to taste some local home cooking.
You might prefer to find motels as you become more tired in the evenings. Or you may even have booked hotels along your route that you have chosen. If you’re travelling with your family, this may be the best way to tackle your holiday. Kids need comfortable beds and extra facilities when you’re away from home. You can usually search for hotels by the services they offer. Sometimes it’s easier to have a full service hotel, so you don’t need to worry about finding meals elsewhere.
No road trip would be complete without a few key stops on the way. You might plan your route based on their location. Statues, monuments, theme parks or even interesting landscapes make good places to visit. So pack your camera and sat nav. Grab some sunglasses and your driver’s licence. Make 2016 your road trip year to remember.